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2018 Pre-Congress Workshop 7: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Jun 25, 2018 08:30AM
Palais des congrès de Montréal

Presented by: Noah Lazar, Eilenna Denisoff, Melina Ovanessian
Sponsored by: Clinical Psychology
Continuing Education Credits: 3.25



CPA/IAAP Members: $195.00 + GST + QST 

Non-Members: $275.00 + GST + QST

CPA/IAAP Student Affiliates: $125.00 + GST + QST

Delegate categories will be as per the World Bank Economic Categories:

  • Category A = Higher-income economies (GNI per capita: $12,236 or more)
  • Category B = Upper-middle-income economies (GNI per capita: $3,956 to $12,235)
  • Category C = Lower-middle-income economies (GNI per capita: $1,006 to $3,955)
                           & Low-income economies (GNI per capita: $1,005 or less)

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If you are a Non-Canadian Resident residing in a Category B or C country, please click here.

Duration: Half Day (8:30 – 12:00)
Target Audience: Clinicians, graduate students, and psychology residents/interns
Skill/Difficulty Level: Intermediate Level

Workshop Description:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a highly efficacious treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which focuses on modifying thoughts, behaviours and beliefs related to worry and anxiety.  CBT for GAD is often a more complex treatment due to the probabilistic-nature and pervasiveness of worry.  In this workshop, we will focus on CBT models and conceptualizations of GAD.  We will also address cognitive restructuring techniques, including adaptations to thought records, probability re-estimation, and challenging beliefs about worry.  Behavioural techniques, such as exposure and response prevention to uncertainty and imaginal exposure, as well as problem-solving and relaxation techniques, will be discussed.  Common difficulties in treatment will also be discussed.   The workshop will consist of a didactic presentation that will be supplemented with case examples and role play exercises.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the CBT conceptualization of GAD
  2. Develop skills for exposure and response prevention to uncertainty
  3. Develop skills in imaginal exposure exercises
  4. Develop cognitive restructuring skills for worry
  5. Address common difficulties in CBT for GAD